Organization: Apple

Organization: Apple
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Follow-up to the Five Dollar Chart

October 26, 2018
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Preamble: Those Wacky Charts, Week Three

Buckle your seatbelts: we’re stretching this story out to another week. As the discourse around click-farms and Apple chart manipulation continued to swell last week, a producer named John Perotti was contacted over LinkedIn by someone claiming to be a “podcast promoter” on Fiverr, the online freelance services marketplace. Perotti, who manages podcast production at […]

October 23, 2018
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Guest Post: How I Cheated the Charts with Five Bucks, by John Perotti

Earlier this month, I noticed something strange on the iTunes podcast charts: a bunch of shows I’d never seen before were in the top spots, even pushing “The Joe Rogan Experience” out of the top 20. Others noticed, too. A day or so later, everything went back to roughly the way it was before, leaving […]

October 23, 2018
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Apple’s New Audiobook Imminent

Imminent!

October 15, 2018
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Follow-ups to the Apple Podcast Chats

Let’s reiterate a few things.

October 12, 2018
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Has the Apple Podcast Charts felt weirder lately?

Here’s a familiar scene: I’m trying to pass the time, so I pull up the Apple Podcast charts to see what the youths are up to. (Ha.) This was my Sunday afternoon, and by that point, I hadn’t looked at the charts in a good few weeks. Part of this has to do with the […]

October 9, 2018
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A Curious Apple Podcast Bug

The episode listings for some podcasts disappeared on the platform this morning. A mystery for the ages!

October 4, 2018
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Follow-up to The Alex Jones Problem

Some larger, complicated questions we didn’t get to.

August 18, 2018
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Apple Bug Resolved

Phew, back to normal

August 18, 2018
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How do HomePod’s meh sales affect Apple’s place in the podcast ecosystem?

ATLANTA MONSTER NUMBERS. Despite how you may feel about the true-crime podcast collaboration between HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot — and from what I’ve been seeing, there are abundant feelings flying in all directions — the podcast is putting up considerable numbers for a limited-run series, according to data given to Fast Company. At this point in […]

April 24, 2018